Antonio Gentile. Design for the Base of the Silver Crucifix for the High Altar of Saint Peter’s, Rome, 1670-72.
Monument to Louis XV
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Lady Smith (Charlotte Delaval) and Her Children (George Henry, Louisa, and Charlotte), 1787.
Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte
“[T]here can be little doubt that the Restoration did not really restore. Charles II was never in the old sense a King; he was a Leader of the Opposition to his own Ministers. Because he was a clever politician he kept his official post, and because his brother and successor was an incredibly stupid politician, he lost it; but the throne was already only one of the official posts.”
-G.K. Chesterton, A Short History of England (1917)
(Anonymous 17th-century painting of Charles II and James II)
Catherine of Braganza
Queen of England, wife of Charles II.
1785 Portrait of Victoire Pauline de Riquet de Caraman (1764-1834), wife of Jean Louis, Vicomte de Vaudreuil (1763-1816) by Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842), the most important female painter of the 18th century and court painter to Queen Marie Antoinette.
Altarpiece with ‘The Immaculate Conception of Monterrey’ and ‘The Pietà’ by Jusepe de Ribera (1635)
Church of La Purísima - Convent of Agustinas Recoletas de Monterrey, Salamanca, Spain